Wednesday, December 5 proved to be a very sad day for the community of Lanesboro/Ballyleague when news broke of the death at Inis Ree Lodge, Ballyleague of Mattie Connor, Cashelbeg.
Predeceased by his brothers Ned and Mike and sister Mary Bridget, Mattie had been in failing health for short time and his death came as a great shock to us all.
Mattie worked his farm diligently and was at home whether he was in the meadow, bog, gardening or tending his livestock.
Mattie had a great interest in all the events in our community and while he may not have been in attendance, he was a wonderful supporter. He also had a deep and abiding faith.
Mattie was a wonderful neighbour and friend. He never left a person in need and his warm and alluring manner endeared him to everyone that had the pleasure to know him. His warm and cheery greeting and outlook will be heard no more. We are all at a loss of his passing.
Mattie reposed at his residence in Cashelbeg on Thursday last, December 6 before removal took place to St Mary’s Church, Lanesboro on Friday for his Funeral mass. Following Mass, Mattie was laid to rest in Cashel cemetery.
To his brother, Johnny, sister Margaret, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends we extend our sincere sympathy.
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